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What’s Left: Witness Fight Indicative of GOP Rot

Eli Cousin, Maroon-News Staff

January 30, 2020

Following the Donald Trump presidency is an exhausting task. Trump’s strategy is to flood the zone; through endless outrage, tweeting and scandal, he sucks all the oxygen from the media and public. The effect is to wear down the American people, creating an environment where each ensuing “bombshel...

The Digital Age of Love

Elizabeth McNamara, Maroon-News Staff

January 30, 2020

I recall reading Junot Diaz’s “This Is How You Lose Her” in a 200-level English course. One line in particular stood out: “The half-life of love is forever.” I’m not usually one to mull over the romantic (or feel so inclined to write about it), but I think Diaz had a point. The memory of...

Letter to the Editor: Is Colgate Really Changing?

Grace Campbell, Grace Freundlich and Bridgette Yang

December 15, 2019

Dear Colgate Students, Since 2016, three distinct racist incidents have occurred that we know of: the glue gun incident, the defamatory Chinese New Year sign graffiti and the racial slur written on a whiteboard belonging to women of color. At Syracuse University, the Black student-led movement #No...

How Much Do We Like “Likes”?

Amanda Capra, Maroon-News Staff

December 15, 2019

We live in a society that is fueled by content. We are storytellers, and we use this content to manifest images of ourselves, ones which can be accurate or inaccurate, of course. But there is an evident tension between the quality and quantity of content, particularly when Instagram enters the pictu...

CTRL: Google Stadia Isn’t the Future of Gaming

Caio Brighenti, Maroon-News Staff

December 15, 2019

In mid-November, Google’s new video game streaming service—Google Stadia—finally launched, with mixed results. If you haven’t heard of Stadia—which frankly unless you’re a dedicated reader of gaming news you probably haven’t—I’ll give a brief overview of how it works. If you want ...

Business as Usual: Brick and Mortar Stores in Trouble

Richard Falvo, Maroon-News Staff

December 15, 2019

Consumers around the globe seem to be showing no signs of a decrease in confidence and spending habits. However, the spending gap between traditional brick-and-mortar venues and e-commerce firms continues to widen, and recent sales figures confirm such a trend.Data compiled by Adobe Analytics indicates...

Unpopular Opinion: Sorry, I Don’t Want to Be a Leader

Karen Zhang, Maroon-News Staff

December 15, 2019

During my college application, I spent tons of time going to college talks and browsing through websites of different universities, hoping to figure out what kinds of students American colleges would want. One thing that perplexed me throughout my application process is the emphasis on leadership.“W...

What’s Left: The Democratic Party Must Reevaluate

JJ Citron, Maroon-News Staff

December 15, 2019

The number of candidates appearing onstage continues to shrink as the 2020  presidential election approaches. Former Vice President Joe Biden is currently leading with a 27 percent national polling average, according to The New York Times. Elizabeth Warren is trailing behind, with 22 percent of the nation...

Being Right: Last Debate Shows Rot Within Democratic Party

Patrick Taylor, Maroon-News Staff

December 15, 2019

As both a Republican and an American, I had mixed feelings about the latest Democratic primary debate. On the one hand, the more I listened to the current batch of candidates, the more optimistic I began to feel about President Donald Trump’s reelection chances. On the other hand, though, the reality ...

Why Sust is a Must This Holiday Season

Cat Wang, Maroon-News Staff

December 15, 2019

With less than three weeks before break and the holiday season upon us, I’m sure people can’t wait for their finals to be over and for winter break to begin. The bright lights of Christmas and Hanukkah are quickly approaching and with them often come an extreme excess of waste and pollution as people b...

Editor’s Column: Shower-Crouching

Mallory Lynch, Sports Editor

December 15, 2019

I am 5 feet 10 inches tall (I’m actually 5 feet 10 and ¾ inches but I like to round down), and during my four years at Colgate I’ve had to crouch under three out of the four showers I’ve had here.  You’d think this wouldn’t really be a problem a prospective student would have to consider w...

Editor’s Column: End of an Era?

Kate Hinsche, Editor-in-Chief

December 15, 2019

December at Colgate is always a hectic hellfire of exams, papers, projects and too many social obligations. It’s funny, because December never feels like the holiday season at Colgate; I’m always too busy to realize that Christma is sneaking up on me and get downright bamboozled when January hits...

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